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by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

No comments on bow tie. If you have to ask if he always wears one, then you don't know John Lawrence.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

While waiting to disembark, JL turns off airplane mode on his phone and receives an email, which I reproduce here verbatim:

"We went and saw the Elgin marbles again today

Love
Daddy"
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

JL: My life dream is to be with a woman for whom I can bake French pastries.
Me: I'd eat anything you baked for me!
JL: yes, but you'd eat anything.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

I should note: the cause of the spill was excitement about a flashcard on an obscure Doris Lessing novel.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Later, I spill Coke all over. The flight attendant looks at me judgmentally and drawled "really?!" While I am leaning over and cleaning up, John gently admonishes to "keep your hair out of my cranberry juice!" Sadly, the warning comes too late as I have already grazed an ice cube.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

And we're back, with JL realizing early on the flight that, for literally the first time in his life, he is wearing mismatched socks (one navy, one black, quelle horreur!)
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Not about to spring for wifi so we will have a massive stories dump on landing.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

The good ol days of an 09 guerrilla tournament at ict
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

I'm so awesome let me tell you about all these "paradigm shifts" I introduced to Yale Botticelli.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

I go to the bathroom. Anything funny JL is doing now will be lost to history.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

JL asks me to hand him bag of tropical mix due to it being on top shelf. Insists it was solely because I was closer.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

JL looks at board, declares we are headed to gate aA11. Confidently strides toward concourse B.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

JL insists he did not neglect to remove it but it was in fact intentional. To support this, he references previous occasion where boarding pass fell in shoe and he couldn't find.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

JL gets his torso patted down when he neglects to remove items from his shirt pocket.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 58971

VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Headed to VCU open with JL today, this will be good so I'll liveblog. From my phone so sorry for any mistakes.

edit: I should note im taking these horribly out of context, doctoring quotes etc to make it more funny
by Mewto55555
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Works for High School Set Distributions? What Doesn't?
Replies: 21
Views: 7477

Re: What Works for High School Set Distributions? What Doesn

-- Including more than one world literature question per packet . There is literally no official organization (not NAQT, not HSAPQ, not PACE, not ACF at the college level) which mandates that there be 1/1 world literature per packet. This is because there is far less world literature which is readi...
by Mewto55555
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The high school poll in 2014-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5008

Re: The high school poll in 2014-2015

We should have a top 25 voters poll.
by Mewto55555
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

Re: Summer Practices at Chicago

damisch wrote:Max, are you now the contact person for those of us who have to be let in?
Correct. I have PMed you my #, I can do so for anyone else who lets me know they need it.
by Mewto55555
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

Re: Summer Practices at Chicago

This is happening again, Wednesday in the same place. Kay Li will sadly not be able to make it :sad:
by Mewto55555
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Email Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 941

HSAPQ Email Issues

Hello, all. HSAPQ is having a small problem with our email system; if you've tried to email orders@hsapq.com recently, please re-send your email to Jacob O'Rourke at jacob.orourke.7@gmail.com

Thanks!
by Mewto55555
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

Re: Summer Practices at Chicago

2-5 PM this Friday in the Reg (room 403). Out-of-towners here for CO welcome (let me know you're coming in advance so we can sign you in though).
by Mewto55555
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 118765

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Cape Fear wrote:We were playing through Modern World packets at our first summer practice.
Noooooooo
by Mewto55555
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 18372

Re: 2014 NASAT Discussion

This set is now available online at http://www.hsapq.com/samples
by Mewto55555
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This year's sets missing from archive
Replies: 27
Views: 10600

Re: This year's sets missing from archive

Shangdevin wrote:Is there a timeframe when this year's HSAPQ sets will be posted?
These are now up at http://www.hsapq.com/samples
by Mewto55555
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open/second summer open this year
Replies: 44
Views: 18436

Re: VCU Open/second summer open this year

I saw but neglected to post for some reason -- I would certainly be interested if a Chicago contingent came down.
by Mewto55555
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9743

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

If you're wanting more mashups, I wrote a set of Star Wars + academic ones for the same Chicago event JL wrote his Before/Afters; I can pass those along to whomever.
by Mewto55555
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Plans for 2014-15
Replies: 3
Views: 2794

Re: HSAPQ Plans for 2014-15

Further elaboration, especially about our state series: Our state series will be continuing in 2015 in California, New York, Washington DC, North Carolina, Maryland, and Massachusetts. We are looking to expand to other states without an existing state championship structure. We are already confirmed...
by Mewto55555
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 62041

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

During the LASA B - Ladue game, there was a very nuanced protest on the neutrophils tossup. While it was handled correctly given the rules in place/facts of the question, it struck me (and some people I subsequently talked to) as rather concerning when it was brought to light that NAQT still has the...
by Mewto55555
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 33704

Re: All-time all-state teams

Charles Tian is from Texas.
by Mewto55555
Thu May 29, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Real
Replies: 31
Views: 7526

Re: Wodern Morld - A Replacement Side Event

I dunno if you want to attach more (hopefully) not-terrible questions to this event, but if you/players want I can send you my Star Wars + academic mashups.
by Mewto55555
Sat May 24, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 48940

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

What time is this projected to end on Monday?
by Mewto55555
Wed May 14, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice
Replies: 36
Views: 6703

Re: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice

Ideally all quizbowlers would realize what events are suitable for them -- regardless of if eligibility is granted to second years, I shouldn't be playing this event (and I won't, I promise!), but quizbowl history reveals that some people who shouldn't will still play. I don't see any problem with r...
by Mewto55555
Thu May 08, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ is hiring writers for 2014-15
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: HSAPQ is hiring writers for 2014-15

Certain writers will be offered "full writer" status, which means they receive an assignment for each set based on their category strengths, and if they complete all of their questions for the year, they earn a profit sharing point for every additional question (in addition to regular per-question r...
by Mewto55555
Tue May 06, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ is hiring writers for 2014-15
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: HSAPQ is hiring writers for 2014-15

No, people who will be in high school next year are not eligible to write for HSAPQ. Please consider applying next year once you've graduated though!
by Mewto55555
Mon May 05, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 33217

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

Just a reminder that this tournament is approaching, and we're still hoping for bids from all the quizbowl states that haven't signed up yet! Join us for what looks to be the largest NASAT ever! Below is the current field: Roster bids submitted/accepted: California Delaware Florida Georgia Illinois ...
by Mewto55555
Fri May 02, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ is hiring writers for 2014-15
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

HSAPQ is hiring writers for 2014-15

Hey, all! HSAPQ is now accepting applications for writers for the 2014-15 season. If you are interested, please contact Matt Weiner at mattweiner.vcu@gmail.com (if we are unlikely to be familiar with your work, please attach to your email 5 or more sample high school questions you've written). In ad...
by Mewto55555
Fri May 02, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Plans for 2014-15
Replies: 3
Views: 2794

HSAPQ Plans for 2014-15

Hey, all. The following is some information regarding HSAPQ's plans for the coming season: HSAPQ will not be writing the National History Bowl sets next year. An announcement on the production of questions for NHBB will be forthcoming from Dave Madden later this month. HSAPQ will be writing a regula...
by Mewto55555
Thu May 01, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT Small School NCT: Congratulations Hallsville!
Replies: 46
Views: 16028

Re: 2014 NAQT Small School NCT: May 3-4, Minneapolis

I have a packet of (somewhat hard) Star Wars mashup tossups if you're looking to bundle together a bunch of unused packets into some kind of event.
by Mewto55555
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 89988

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

The first was on Spenser's "Colin Clout's Come Home Again" (seriously!). Michigan had no idea what that was, unsurprisingly. Amazingly, this came up in practice less than an hour ago when we were playing some early 90s packets; it was presciently noted that "Yaphe probably knows what that shit is."
by Mewto55555
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE
Replies: 58
Views: 12779

Re: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE

John Lawrence got 100% of the bio tossups we heard against Penn at Nats, without Eric negging.
by Mewto55555
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 89988

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

vinteuil wrote:
Birdofredum Sawin wrote:Our "double espressos after every round" regimen proved unfortunate.
Paging Max Schinder
What do you need, Jacob Red?
by Mewto55555
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 33217

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

HSAPQ is happy to announce that the official hotel for the 2014 National All-Star Academic Tournament is the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center. The Blackwell is a four-star hotel located directly on the Ohio State campus within easy walking distance of our game rooms. We will host the regular sche...
by Mewto55555
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 59769

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

I hope there are 64 of these so a non-terrible bracket can eventually be made.
by Mewto55555
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MA Quizbowl Championship @ MIT (4/5/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 4270

Re: MA Quizbowl Championship @ MIT (4/5/14)

Very interesting set! Our team felt the same way. Was there a predefined distribution for this set? The following distribution was used: Literature 3.5/5 History 3.5/5 Science 4/5 Arts 1.5/2 RMP 1/1 Geography 1/1 Social Science (incl. Foreign Language) .5/.5 Current Events 1/.5 Trash 1/2 Computatio...
by Mewto55555
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD Quizbowl Championship @ UMD College Park (4/6/14)
Replies: 12
Views: 5598

Re: MD Quizbowl Championship @ UMD College Park (4/6/14)

Eleven of the twelve qualified teams have confirmed their attendance at this tournament. If any team coming has not received a copy of the logistics email, they should contact us.
by Mewto55555
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 7388

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

Peter13 wrote: Matt Weiner and Marshall Steinbaum... end up arguing
Nope, never would happen.
by Mewto55555
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CA Quizbowl Championship @ Fresno State (4/5/14)
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Re: CA Quizbowl Championship @ Fresno State (4/5/14)

Emails went out today with logistic updates and requests for any unconfirmed teams to confirm or decline. Anyone who thinks they've qualified but haven't gotten at least two emails about it should let us know.
by Mewto55555
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA State Championship @ Early College (4/5/14)
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: NCATA State Championship @ Early College (4/5/14)

Emails went out today with logistic updates and requests for any unconfirmed teams to confirm or decline. Anyone who thinks they've qualified but haven't gotten at least two emails about it should let us know.